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Tokyo asks residents to avoid non-urgent outings after 8 p.m

Year-end shoppers wearing protective face masks are seen at a shopping and amusement district, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) – The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday asked residents to refrain from non-urgent, non-essential outings after 8 p.m. as the coronavirus infection rate continues to grow in the Japanese capital.

The municipal government said restaurants would have to close by 8 p.m. from Friday until at least the end of the month.

(Reporting by Kiyoshi Takenaka; Editing by Kevin Liffey)

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